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Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool. Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:04

Gunfire rattles Tehran as drone buzzes over Iranian capital

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Sustained gunfire rang out over central Tehran on Monday afternoon as anti-aircraft guns targeted what officials said was a drone flying over the Iranian capital. Many...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:03

Graduate student aims at lofty goals for honoring John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suburban New York graduate student has made it his mission to fight for a series of tangible honors for the late astronaut John Glenn. Adam...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:03

Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen says the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded. The...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:56

Powerful Texas storm delivers damaging winds, heavy rain

DALLAS (AP) — A powerful storm system has unleashed strong winds and torrential rains across much of Texas, knocking out power, damaging homes and flooding streets. The National Weather Service...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:51

Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:50

Explosion targeting policemen reported in Turkey's southeast

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish media says police have been targeted in an explosion in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey in an attack that has killed least one policeman...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:48

King's legacy celebrated as Trump, Lewis duel lingers

ATLANTA (AP) — Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. On the same day that Americans...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:47

Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer's execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 11 years after the brutal murders of a well-known Richmond family, some hope the execution of the man convicted of the killings will close...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:31

Military going ahead with plan for low-level fighter jets

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 14-year-old Air National Guard proposal that would allow screeching fighter jets to fly low over parts of Maine and New Hampshire could be considered this...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:29

Biden: Trump should retain sanctions on Russia

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a last foreign trip before leaving office, has met with Ukraine's president and called on the impending Donald Trump administration...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:24

Berlin lawmaker with Stasi secret police past resigns job

BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker in Berlin's new state government has resigned his position over his past with communist East Germany's Stasi secret police, saying he no longer had the...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:13

Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states; storms in Texas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions, while strong storms are moving through the Houston area. While the weekend's...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:12

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is raising its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and in 2018, reflecting an expected boost from the economic policies of President-elect...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:09

British pound sags ahead of prime minister's Brexit speech

LONDON (AP) — After months of repeating the mantra that "Brexit means Brexit," Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reveal details of Britain's closely guarded plans for leaving the...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:08

Women's march in DC an echo of the past

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power. This will...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:06

Kyrgyzstan: Cargo plane crash kills 37, destroys village

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:01

IMF boosts growth forecasts for US over next 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is raising its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and in 2018, reflecting an expected boost from the economic policies of President-elect...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:01

Sustained gunfire heard in Iran's capital, Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Sustained gunfire has been heard in the Iranian capital of Tehran, with the city's mayor quoted as saying a drone was targeted. Witnesses said some of...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:52

Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzle

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan artist Evans Yegon is sad to see President Barack Obama leave office. The artist has made a name for himself painting $1,000 portraits of Obama...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:48

In Hanoi, Abe says Japan will provide Vietnam patrol vessels

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country's...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:38

Shallow earthquake rattles Indonesia's third-largest city

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A shallow earthquake has rattled residents of Indonesia's third-largest city Medan. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:32

UN: Iran removes sensitive nuclear equipment from site

VIENNA (AP) — The chief of the U.N. atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of its nuclear deal with six world powers by removing sensitive equipment...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:26

Correction: Davos Forum story

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In a story Jan. 15 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Drzik's title as president of the global insurance and risk...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:26

Russian performance artist requests asylum in France

MOSCOW (AP) — A controversial Russian performance artist said on Monday has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape accusations against him. Pyotr Pavlensky faced two trials in...
Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:15

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